50 of IKEA’s IVAR chair were generously donated by IKEA Centennial for artists to transform. These wooden chairs have been turned into sculptures, art objects, and re-imagined functional chairs, and will all be offered for auction throughout the duration of the exhibition. Registration for the auction is easy, and can be done via text message or online - check back in January for more information on how to register!
Auction Starts: January 18, 9:00 a.m.
Opening Reception: January 18, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., Free and open to the public
Auction Ends: March 31, 6:30 p.m.
Final Bidding Reception: March 31, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arvada Center Exhibitions program and will help keep our galleries free.
Manufacturer: Hermès, Cartier, and IKEA
Materials: 100% cast sterling silver
Weight: 756.8 oz.
This piece is comprised of 1,865,400,000 individual grains of silver sand, harvested by a reclusive tribe of mermen from the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Once the grains were collected, using 24 carat gold tweezers, they were transported to the surface in thimble sized buckets carried by expertly trained narwhal, by the tip of their tusk.
(This statement has not been verified by Hermès, Cartier, IKEA or the Arvada Center of the Arts and Humanities)